Make Our Food Safe

"Federal food safety follies"

Charleston Post & Courier | Editorial

"President Obama and congressional Democrats are congratulating each other for passing health-care reforms a majority of Americans do not like on the grounds that they will be good for us. But reforms to the fatally outdated federal food safety program still languish in Congress.

Food-borne illnesses afflict some 76 million Americans each year, according to the Centers of Disease Control, and about 5,000 die from them. Recent years have seen well-publicized food safety scandals caused by contaminated apple juice, hamburger, peanut butter, spinach, jalapeño peppers and adulterated imports from China and elsewhere..."

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